Janice Lowe was born in late 1940’s, lived in England, New Zealand, Australia and her professional career took her to the US, Canada South Africa, Europe, UK and back to Australia
Drawing/painting was a love all her life, initially a self-taught artist, whilst she worked in New York and Toronto, completed a Fine Art Degree to formalize her passion. Admires the work of Mary Whyte, Richard Hanson, Harley Brown, David Taylor, Robert Bateman and the greats of Rembrandt, Sargeant, Vermeer, the beautiful drawing of Charles Barque and George Bridgman etc.
Stepping back from the fast pace of the professional arena, moved to the country from Melbourne to acreage with her beautiful man to Southern Victoria in 2016. Shares her life with retired ponies and horses, a cat, 3 rescued bunnies, a tiny flock of sheep & Alpacas as well as a huge array of wildlife. Enjoys the intermittent visits of children, grandchildren and many friends. Changed her professional career in engineering services to practicing as a Professional Artist, exhibitor, and teacher. Her works are in various Australian and international organisations. She teaches the art of Scratchboard and runs demonstrations, workshops, and weekly classes; of course, all Covid-19 pending!
Actively exhibiting internationally for the last 20 years and will be having two exhibitions in Melbourne AU in March 2022 and February 2023. She has had many successes and has enjoyed the support of the judges for her unique style with winning international awards in the US, Europe, Australia, and the UK. She has been invited to have her works published in Europe, US, and the UK. Exhibits regularly in the US. And is an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists US (former VP & Editor, currently the ISSA Editorial team); Australian Guild of Realists Artists (Signatory member), (former VP, President & Editor), Victorian Artists Society, Assn of Wildlife Artists Inc UK, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc; the Painted Wolf Foundation, The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
She is inspired by the words of her late father – he had passion for the planet and nature. He used to say – “learn to see beyond what you see and feel the emotion no matter what the subject, draw or photograph with that passion and in time, you will see”. He is her “inspiration”.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.